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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 second episode airs this eve, Thursday April 10, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don’t have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode will be available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

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Watch the Check, Please! Bay Area Season 9 Premiere!

Watch the Check, Please! Bay Area Season 9 Premiere!

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 premiere airs this eve, Thursday April 3, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don’t have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode is available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

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5 Bites: Satisfy Your Indian Curry and Chaat Cravings in and Around Fremont

5 Bites: Satisfy Your Indian Curry and Chaat Cravings in and Around Fremont

| March 31, 2014 | 13 Comments

With a sizable Asian population according to the most recent census, Fremont’s thriving Indian community outnumbers all others in the city. Venture over to this diverse area and you’ll discover numerous restaurants and shops to explore. From creamy Northern Indian curries to South Indian dosas, there’s a marvelous range of regional cuisines to sample.

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Guddu de Karahi: Solid and Occasionally Stellar Pakistani-Indian Food Marred by Unpredictable Service

Guddu de Karahi: Solid and Occasionally Stellar Pakistani-Indian Food Marred by Unpredictable Service

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guddu de Karahi, the second Pakistani-Indian restaurant from local favorite Guddu Haider, opened to much fanfare last fall. Notorious for quirky and slow service, the restaurant draws acclaim for its tandoori fish. Is the long wait for dinner worth it? Kate Williams takes a look.

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What Honest Abe’s Appetite Tells Us About His Life

What Honest Abe’s Appetite Tells Us About His Life

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Abraham Lincoln is known as one of America’s greatest presidents. Turns out, he was also a cook who used to join his wife in the kitchen after work. In her new culinary biography of Lincoln, a food historian walks us through his life with stories — and recipes — of what he ate, cooked and served.

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4 Slurps: Classic and Comforting Spots to Enjoy Mexican Soup in the Mission

4 Slurps: Classic and Comforting Spots to Enjoy Mexican Soup in the Mission

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

It may not look like winter in the Bay Area, but despite the weather, it can be nice to take solace in a big bowl of warming soup. For the best in Mexican soups, Kate Williams headed to the Mission to sip her way through a bounty of broth-filled comfort.

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First Bites: PizzaHacker

First Bites: PizzaHacker

Does the Mission really need another pizza joint? Stephanie Rosenbaum checks in at the new PizzaHacker to find out.

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Merigan Sub Shop: Casual Shop Meets Restaurant-Quality Sandwiches in SoMa

Merigan Sub Shop: Casual Shop Meets Restaurant-Quality Sandwiches in SoMa

| February 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

Merigan Sub Shop, the new sandwich joint helmed by A16′s Liza Shaw, offers San Franciscans a taste of elevated East Coast-style subs. The price of the food has been a huge sticking point in the restaurant’s first few months of opening. Are they worth the expense? Kate Williams checks it out.

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5 Bites: Delightful Bay Area Dim Sum

5 Bites: Delightful Bay Area Dim Sum

| January 27, 2014 | 7 Comments

Perhaps you’re a dim sum disciple of the venerable Yank Sing located in downtown San Francisco, but there’s plenty of other places in the Bay Area to snack on this delightful Chinese fare.

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Tosca Cafe: The Revamped North Beach Classic Serves Excellent Italian Fare, For a Price

Tosca Cafe: The Revamped North Beach Classic Serves Excellent Italian Fare, For a Price

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

After being revamped by New York’s April Bloomfield, Tosca Cafe in North Beach opened to great fanfare. Is the pricey, popular new version worth the cost? Kate Williams gives her take.

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Linea Caffe: The Tiny Mission Café Hit the Coffee and Waffle Sweet Spot

Linea Caffe: The Tiny Mission Café Hit the Coffee and Waffle Sweet Spot

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anthony Myint, of Mission Chinese fame, is at it again with a unique pair of mini restaurants serving waffles and salads inside the venerable Andrew Barnett’s new Linea Caffe. How do the dishes stack up? Kate Williams checks out the tiny, talent-filled cafe.

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Stuffed: Pierogi Joint is Positioned to be a Solid Alternative to Taquerias in the Mission

Stuffed: Pierogi Joint is Positioned to be a Solid Alternative to Taquerias in the Mission

| December 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Stuffed, a new pierogi restaurant in the Mission district, promises a uniquely Midwestern take on bar food. Can it compete with the countless other cheap eats in the neighborhood? Kate Williams investigates.

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First Impression: Local Mission Market

First Impression: Local Mission Market

Bay Area Bites takes a look around the new Local Mission Market, dedicated to locavore cooking and eating from the team behind Local Mission Eatery and Local’s Corner.

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Hunger Games: What’s Behind Yelp’s Fake Reviews?

Hunger Games: What’s Behind Yelp’s Fake Reviews?

| November 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Restaurants with a “weak” reputation are more likely to write fake positive reviews, a study finds. But chain restaurants, which do not benefit greatly from Yelp, are less likely to commit review fraud.

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